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There’s a Cure for This: A Memoir Emma Espiner

There’s a Cure for This: A Memoir Emma Espiner

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There’s a Cure for This: A Memoir Emma Espiner


From award-winning writer Dr Emma Espiner comes this striking and profound debut memoir.

Encompassing whānau, love, death, ’90s action movies and scarfie drinking, There’s a cure for this is Espiner’s own story, from a childhood spent shuttling between a ‘purple lesbian state house and a series of man-alone rentals’ to navigating parenthood on her own terms; from the quietly perceived inequities of her early life to hard-won revelations as a Māori medical student and junior doctor during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Clear, irreverent and beautiful, this book offers a candid and moving examination of what it means to be human when it seems like nothing less than superhuman will do.

Chapter titles:
Sweet llamas in the night
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
He was the author of his own demise
I am going to demonstrate empathy now
Please explain the gaps in your CV
Māori doctor
Colonising the coloniser
Don’t plant a fruit tree over your uterus
Tangi on State Highway 1
‘E kōrero ana ahau i te reo Māori anake Māmā’
She had an epiphany on a beach in Northland
The end of the beginning
Practical skills for the zombie apocalypse
How not to sit an exam
Storytelling is the medicine

Product Details

  • Format:                      Trade Paperback
  • ISBN:                          9780143776857
  • Publication Date:      9 May 2023
  • Publisher:                  Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Country of Origin:     New Zealand
  • Pages:                        192


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